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English verb: argue

1. argue (communication) present reasons and arguments


ExamplesSam and Sue argue, Sam wants to argue with Sue


Synonymsreason


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)lay out, present, represent


Narrower (hyponym)defend, expostulate, fend for, re-argue, support

2. argue (communication) have an argument about something


ExamplesSam and Sue argue, Sam wants to argue with Sue


Synonymscontend, debate, fence


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)converse, discourse


Narrower (hyponym)altercate, argufy, bicker, brabble, dispute, niggle, oppose, pettifog, quarrel, quibble, scrap, spar, squabble, stickle


Entaildiffer, disagree, dissent, take issue

3. argue (communication) give evidence of


SamplesThe evidence argues for your claim.
The results indicate the need for more work.


Synonymsindicate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay out, present, represent









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